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BellaDonna Nyghtshade
Minmatar
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2011.02.03 16:53:00 - [1]
 

......and being very tired, I started drifting off into that realm between light REM and lucidity, and found my mind cast way back to 1973 and The Wumpus. It came to me with perfect clarity. There's such little difference between that game and any other game of today.

It's all just variations of hunting the Wumpus.

Even in EvE, this wonderfully complicated, immensely vast and advanced game, each sub-part of the game is just a variation of Wumpus chasing.

There truly is nothing new under the sun.

Oh, and if you've never hunted the Wumpus, you haven't a clue. I don't mean that in a bad way, you just simply have no clue. Kinda like 8-track tapes. Reel-to-reel data storage. Punch cards. Acoustic coupled modems. Solid programmes and operating systems that took less that 128k of memory to run properly.

Almost makes me feel sad for you kids today.............

Almost.

Cool


Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.02.03 16:58:00 - [2]
 

I only ever managed to shoot myself…

Vincent Athena
Posted - 2011.02.03 17:50:00 - [3]
 

I actually wrote a version of Wumpus in basic on a TRS-80.


I fell a draft
I hear squeaking
I smell a Wumpus
I taste the fear....

Ah, the memories

Ryhss
Caldari
The Excecutorans
Posted - 2011.02.03 17:53:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Vincent Athena
I actually wrote a version of Wumpus in basic on a TRS-80.


I fell a draft
I hear squeaking
I smell a Wumpus
I taste the fear....

Ah, the memories
Ah, the TRaSh 80. My very first "computer". Now iPhones are much more complicated.

Warzon3
Perkone
Posted - 2011.02.03 18:22:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: BellaDonna Nyghtshade
......and being very tired, I started drifting off into that realm between light REM and lucidity, and found my mind cast way back to 1973 and The Wumpus. It came to me with perfect clarity. There's such little difference between that game and any other game of today.

It's all just variations of hunting the Wumpus.

Even in EvE, this wonderfully complicated, immensely vast and advanced game, each sub-part of the game is just a variation of Wumpus chasing.

There truly is nothing new under the sun.

Oh, and if you've never hunted the Wumpus, you haven't a clue. I don't mean that in a bad way, you just simply have no clue. Kinda like 8-track tapes. Reel-to-reel data storage. Punch cards. Acoustic coupled modems. Solid programmes and operating systems that took less that 128k of memory to run properly.

Almost makes me feel sad for you kids today.............

Almost.

Cool




I now fear the wumpus when entering in a dark cave
ow and slime pits

Swynet
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.02.03 18:28:00 - [6]
 

I had tons of fun with my Amiga 500 Laughing


Bixie Icharu
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2011.02.03 19:09:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Swynet
I had tons of fun with my Amiga 500 Laughing




Me too! *high five*

000Hunter000
Gallente
Missiles 'R' Us
Posted - 2011.02.03 19:24:00 - [8]
 

Boulderdash on te C64... I was soo horribly addicted to that game! Shocked

But u guys really should get up to date and stop smoking those herbs Laughing

Kuhn Arashi
Caldari
Wrecking Shots
Posted - 2011.02.03 19:26:00 - [9]
 

I see old people.

Stu Pendisdick
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2011.02.03 19:49:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Stu Pendis**** on 03/02/2011 19:49:25
O
M
G

The Tandy CoCo ( The I, not the II. Everyone had a II ffs )

Atari 2600

And yes, even a bloody Texas Instruments Ti 99/4A

I'm so bleedin old, I fart dust.

I very clearly remember going to the huge flea market in fort lauderdale one saturday, you know the one, with the mini circus and stuff, and, upon seeing a dual 5.25" external drive setup for an Atari and inquiring as to the price, being told "TWO DOLLA! TOASTER NO WORK!" by some ancient spanish speaking fellow.

Yes, I bought it.

And yes, when I took it apart to blow out the dust and cobwebs, it had great hunks of dried bread in it.

This was in the late seventies. The general population still hasn't gotten any smarter.


Joe Skellington
Minmatar
Matari Legion Holding
Matari Legion
Posted - 2011.02.03 19:57:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: 000Hunter000
Boulderdash on te C64... I was soo horribly addicted to that game! Shocked

But u guys really should get up to date and stop smoking those herbs Laughing


Impossible Mission, Beach head II, Zack McCracken and the Alien Mindbenders... the list goes on and on.

Frau Klaps
Amarr
Posted - 2011.02.03 20:06:00 - [12]
 

Repton, Exile, Elite, Moonraker, Cylon Attack, Citadel and Bandits at 3 O'clock on the Acorn Electron Razz

Good times.

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.02.03 20:13:00 - [13]
 

…and on a slightly more modern note, I need to finish Thieves' Guild some day. Damn that game was impossible. At least it had the most hilarious manual of all time.

Xituqtra
Posted - 2011.02.03 20:32:00 - [14]
 

try I wanna be that guy if you want to play an impossible game

Jamaican Herbsman
I Love You Mary Jane
Posted - 2011.02.03 21:13:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: 000Hunter000
Boulderdash on te C64... I was soo horribly addicted to that game! Shocked

But u guys really should get up to date and stop smoking those herbs Laughing


Herbs? Where?

Ana Vyr
Caldari
Posted - 2011.02.03 21:22:00 - [16]
 

You have been eaten by a grue.

Nadarius Chrome
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Posted - 2011.02.03 21:45:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Nadarius Chrome on 03/02/2011 21:45:33
Originally by: 000Hunter000
Boulderdash on te C64... I was soo horribly addicted to that game! Shocked


I had nightmares about the slime's "wawawawawawawa" sound. Shocked

Montezuma's Revenge.
Nemesis the Warlock.
Rampage (I was always George).


edit: Raid over Moscow.

And on the Amiga
North & South
Bloodwych
It Came From the Desert

Everinsearch
Posted - 2011.02.03 21:53:00 - [18]
 

http://eclipse.cs.pdx.edu/

This. Is where online gaming really started.

And discworld ,and a few other gathering places.

Not to say the old games aren't awesome, but its the other players that make it IMHO.

Illwill Bill
Svea Crusaders
Posted - 2011.02.03 21:55:00 - [19]
 

I was feeling a bit old today, but at least I'm not as old as some of you seem to be Laughing

Oh, Amiga crew checking in! Can't believe nobody mentioned Elite yet. Confused


 

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